Catherine Belton, “Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West” (FSG, 2020)

The Russian state is back. That may not be a big surprise to Russia watchers. The degree to which it is a KGB state, however, is documented in great detail in Catherine Belton‘s new book Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Farrar, Straus and…